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 |  Nov 04 2013, 1:45 PM

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Environmentally friendly cars are always a hit when it comes to the “Japan Car of the Year ” award, so it’s no wonder that the Honda Fit Hybrid brings home the award.

The Fit Hybrid won over a panel of journalists and industry professionals with its excellent small car packaging and performance, especially with its dual-clutch hybrid drive train.

Using a 1.5L atkinson cycle engine and lithium ion battery, the Honda Fit Hybrid features the highest fuel economy rating of any car in Japan. Netting 85.6 mpg, the Fit Hybrid proved to be both fuel and environmentally friendly.

This marks the 12th time that Honda has taken home the Japan Car of the Year  award, with the sporty CR-Z Hybrid winning most recently in 2010.

The Honda Fit Hybrid beat out an impressive roster of cars including the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, the Lexus IS, the Mazda6, the Subaru Forester, the Nissan Dayz and Mitsubishi ek Wagon kei car.

  • Hondapro Jason

    This is one of many awards this new Honda will win.